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Sunday, June 30, 2019

WORLD'S BEST EGG SALAD SANDWICH

WORLD'S BEST EGG SALAD SANDWICH
DINNER AT HOME

Loved this simple Egg Salad Sandwich which is a variation on my World's Greatest Tuna Sandwich Recipe.  Used the same recipe but kicked it up with a little bacon and mustard in the mix.
Click link below to view the World's Best Tuna Sandwich Recipe;

WORLD'S BEST EGG SALAD SANDWICH

EGG SALAD LETTUCE WRAPS

GRILLED PORK CHOP DINNER

GRILLED PORK CHOPS
DINNER AT HOME

These grilled Pork Chops marinated in a sauce that my Wife brings back from the Philippines is becoming a family favorite meal.  We marinate the Chops in the marinade for about an hour before cooking and it imparts flavor and a great char when grilled.  Served with a Finadene Sauce that includes vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, shallots, celery and hot chili peppers.  Incredible dipping sauce for the Pork Chops and I love it with rice too.  



Saturday, June 29, 2019

PASTA WITH ROASTED TOMATOES AND ONION

PASTA WITH ROASTED TOMATOES AND ONION
DINNER AT HOME

 This simple Pasta dish that I learned from Lidia's Kitchen on PBS was an instant family favorite and one of the best pasta dishes of my life.  Better than a restaurant and so quick and simple to make.  
Start by cutting Sweet Onions and Tomatoes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place a dab of Tomato or Sun Dried Tomato Paste on the Tomatoes and spread all around.  Hit everything with a little Olive oil.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until everything is slightly browned.  Remove and rough chop.  In a large pan cook 3-4 cloves of Garlic in Olive Oil.  Add a sprinkle of Crushed Red Pepper for heat.  Add the Onion and Tomatoes to the Garlic and simmer/stir on low heat.  Salt and Pepper to taste and add some fresh chopped Italian Parsley and Basil.  Cook some Spaghetti until al dente.  Ladle some water from the Spaghetti into the sauce.  Continue to add water to the sauce until you have a thickness and consistency that you like.  Drain the pasta and add to sauce.  Coat spaghetti with sauce and plate.  Top with more fresh Italian Parsley, Basil and Parmesan Cheese.  Guarantee you will love this dish.  We made it again a few days later because we were all craving it.  Had a friend over and she helped make this dish - loved it and will be making it at her home.  
This recipe is a Winner!

ONIONS AND TOMATOES.  SALT, PEPPER, SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTE AND OLVIE OIL
BAKED AT 375 FOR AROUND 35 MINUTES

 ROUGH CHOP THE TOMATOES AND ONION 

 SAUTE GARLIC WITH A LITTLE CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES

 ADD THE CHOPPED TOMATOES AND ONION PLUS A FEW LADLES OF THE PASTA WATER.  STIR.

ADD THE PASTA AND MIX WELL
PASTA WITH ROASTED TOMATOES AND ONION
ANOTHER VERSION WITH GARIC SHRIMP ADDED

LITTLE VILLAGE NOODLE HOUSE

LITTLE VILLAGE NOODLE HOUSE
1113 SMITH ST
HONOLULU, HI. 96817
808-545-3008
HOURS:  Daily 10:30AM - 10PM / Friday and Saturday 10:30AM - 10:30PM

After a long work week decided to order some Chinese food and have it delivered by Bite Squad.  Went to the Bite Squad app and ordered from Little Village Noodle House in minutes.  Set the time I wanted the food to arrive and it was at my house on time and hot.  Was able to track the delivery on my phone so the Bite Squad experience was excellent.  Food was good too.  We Started with the Mu-Shu Pork Rolls ($8) served with tortillas and Plum Sauce.  Served with three flour tortillas so you can make burritos.  My Wife really liked these. The Hot and Sour Soup ($10.75) came with a nice portion for 3 or 4 people.  The soup was hot and was good.  Just thought something was missing to make this a really great soup.  The Sweet and Sour Pork ($12.20) was really good.  I liked the large pieces of Onion and Pineapple along with the Pork.  The Black Pepper Beef ($11.75) was delicious and served with lots of onions.  Really liked the peppery flavor.  The Szechwan Spicy Chicken looked a bit dry but had nice flavor and a bit of heat.  Would be great though if this dish had a bit of sauce.  All in all our Chinese take-out was great.  Watched a movie on Pay per View and enjoyed a quiet evening at home with the Wife.  Definitely will do this dinner at home again with Bite Squad delivery.
Click link below to view previous post on Little Village Noodle House;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2009/04/little-village-noodle-house.html

MU-SHU PORK
HOT AND SOUR SOUP
SWEET AND SOUR PORK


BLACK PEPPER BEEF
SZECHWAN SPICY CHICKEN

Sunday, June 23, 2019

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE
WAIAKAMILO SHOPPING CENTER
1414 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI 96817
808-847-1496
HOURS. Daily 6AM - 2PM

I brought home half of a BLT Sandwich from The Original Pancake House and my Wife and Daughter said it was the best ever.  Went back on a Sunday to have another one with my Wife and found out they don't serve sandwiches on weekends.  Only Monday thru Friday.  Decided to have breakfast and was not disappointed.  Food and service here is great.  I went with Two Eggs with Portuguese Sausage and Toast.  My Wife had Two Eggs with Corned Beef Hash and Pancakes.  She ordered Chocolate Chip Pancakes and they were really good.  I am not a big Pancake eater but I would eat these again.  Wife liked the Corned Beef and said it was like a combination of meat and mashed potatoes.  Food here is quality and definitely a great place for breakfast.  I'll be back on a weekday to get another BLT, Club or Pastrami Sandwich too!

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE IN KALIHI
GREAT SPOT WITH OLD CHARM
THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE MENU





CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES
PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE AND EGGS 
CORNED BEEF HASH AND EGGS


SIDE STREET INN KAPAHULU

SIDE STREET INN KAPAHULU
614 KAPAHULU AVE 
HONOLULU, HI 96815
808-739-3939
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 4PM - 12AM / Saturday and Sunday 1PM - 12AM

We are die hard Side Street Inn Ala Moana lovers.  Always go to the original location because it has the old Hawaii local ambiance.  Found out that the restaurant was closed for renovations and decided to go over the second location on Kapahulu Avenue.  Actually ordered for take out so we did not dine in the restaurant which is totally different from the Ala Moana location.  This place has granite countertops, coordinated lighting and matching paint which is totally the opposite of the original.  Started with the Farmers Salad.  Salad was good but the Shrimp were slimy and mushy.  We took them off the salad and did not eat them to avoid food poisoning.  Love the dressing and capers.  The Sautéed Mushrooms are delicious.  Garlic, White Wine and Shallots make these a family favorite.  Steamed Clams were large and meaty and great with the broth.  Side Street Inn Fried Rice is the best on the planet.  We love having this in the fridge for days because it is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Pork Chops are another family fave and I think this is the only place we ever order Pork Chops.  Another great meal at Side Street Inn.  Cannot wait to go back!

FARMERS SALAD
SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
STEAMED CLAMS
FRIED RICE
PORK CHOPS

Saturday, June 22, 2019

SALMON WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

 SALMON WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
DINNER AT HOME

This is probably one of our favorite and go to meals ever.  Simple grilled salmon with Hollandaise Sauce with either Broccoli, Asparagus and rice.  We had both vegetables in the fridge so this meal included both Broccoli and Asparagus.  SO GOOD!

SALMON WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

Thursday, June 20, 2019

GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS

GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS
DINNER AT HOME

Another warm Hawaii night and I am back in the kitchen using only ingredients we have in the refrigerator.  Had a lot of frozen Shrimp so I dusted them in Cajun spices and grilled them.  Assembled so really good tacos with Cabbage, Cheddar Cheese, Pico de Gallo and a White Sauce made of 50/50 Plain Yogurt, Mayonnaise and Lime Juice.  Served in grilled Corn Tortillas with lots of hot sauce.  Guarantee these are better than most restaurants in Hawaii.  These were delicious!

GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS
A LITTLE JALAPENO FOR SPICE!


PANCAKES AND WAFFLES BLD KALIHI

PANCAKES AND WAFFLES BLD KALIHI
CITY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER
1284 KALANI ST, D100
HONOLULU, HI. 96817
808-847-7770
HOURS:  Daily 6:30AM - 9PM
www.pancakesandwaffleshawaii.com/home.html
www.yelp.com/biz/pancakes-and-waffles-bld-kalihi-honolulu-7
www.facebook.com/Pancakes-Waffles-145328575482425/
www.instagram.com/pancakesandwaffleshawaii/

My office showed me a menu for Pancakes and Waffles BLD in Kalihi and said we were eating there for lunch.  Without hesitation I said Fried Chicken and Waffles.  It was weird because I had been thinking about Fried Chicken and Waffles for sometime.  I couldn't wait to try it.  The Waffle was a bit dry and bland but I liked the Fried Chicken. Super crispy and extra delicious with the Honey Butter.  I could only eat half and will definitely go back here for Fried Chicken and Waffles.

FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

BBQ CHICKEN SALAD

 BBQ CHICKEN SALAD
DINNER AT HOME

Cooked up a very quick and light dinner on a very hot Hawaii night.  Used only ingredients we had in the refrigerator so I did not have to go shopping.  A little BBQ Chicken, Bacon, Boiled Egg, Cheddar Cheese, Carrots, Onion, Tomato and Cucumber.  Yum!

BBQ CHICKEN SALAD

ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI BAR - KAHULUI, MAUI

ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI BAR
65 W KAAHUMANU AVE
KAHULUI, HI. 96732
808-877-7776

Working on Maui and had to have some takeout delivered to our new warehouse.  My Maui team recommended the Chicken Salad at Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar.  Decided to try a little Sushi too.
The Ebe (Shrimp) and Ahi (Tuna) Sushi was good but not great. Rice was a bit dry.  The Chicken Salad was delicious with lots of Hibachi Chicken and huge slices of cucumber.  

EBE AND AHI SUSHI
CHICKEN SALAD


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

HOAKALEI COUNTRY CLUB - LUNCH AND GOLF

 HOAKALEI COUNTRY CLUB
LUNCH AND GOLF

Cannot say enough good about the new Clubhouse at Hoakalei.  Definitely the best on Oahu.  The food is fantastic, the course is in amazing condition and there is no better golf experience or venue on Oahu.  On this visit I enjoyed the Sliders with a Salad.  One Cheeseburger, One Fish and One Shrimp.  These little Sliders were delicious with the Shrimp surprising me most.  The Shrimp was sweet and perfect with the Cole Slaw.  Finished all three and want to go back and order again.  Lunch was followed with a round of golf on Oahu's best course.  Beautiful fairways, water and around 116 bunkers of which I was in plenty.
Click links below to view more photos of Hoakalei Country Club;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2019/05/hoakalei-country-club.html
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2019/04/hoakalei-country-club-new-clubhouse.html
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2019/02/hoakalei-country-club-golf-outing.html








HOLE #12 
HOAKALIE SIGNATURE HOLE #13
MIANO, HILLIARD, TOMA AND SANTOS

Sunday, June 16, 2019

SORABOL KOREAN RESTAURANT

SORABOL KOREAN RESTAURANT
805 KEEAUMOKU STREET
HONOLULU, HI. 96814
808-947-3113
HOURS:  Sunday thru Wednesday 8AM - 1AM / Thursday 8AM - 12AM
                Friday and Saturday Open 24 Hours

Ordered the Sorabol Special ($52.99) for our family of three and was not disappointed and left full and satisfied.  We wanted the Special with the Sushi option but it was not available for lunch.
Food and service were great here.  After our visit to Korea, we were looking for and craving some good Korean food.  I remember going to Sorabol over ten years ago so we decided to give it a try.  The place seems like it has not changed in decades and that is good.  Simple local style eatery that serves up good food.